Whetu Haanraads. stools. January 15th , 2018.
I know that water is not food, but it can help in softening stool as well. It is recommended that you drink at least 2 liters or slightly more than eight 8 oz. glasses of water each day. Water aids in digesting our food and softening stool too. The amount of water you need to drink each day will vary as per your geographic location. If you are living in a more dry, warm area, then you should drink more water.
For the first few days, the newborn baby may actually have green poop, which is nothing but a green sticky substance called meconium. This is quite normal and there is nothing to worry about. It is just a matter of days before one starts seeing the baby's poop becoming brown. However, breastfeeding a baby frequently can also be responsible for green defecation.
Mineral oil lubricates the stool, thereby facilitating smooth passage of stool and lowering the risk of injury to the rectum and/or anus. It is recommended that mineral oil be consumed at bedtime. In severe cases, it can be consumed with hot water. Don't expect instant results. Expect bowel movement only after 6 to 8 hours of taking mineral oil.
Constipation is a common health problem that can affect people of all age groups. It is characterized by difficult and infrequent evacuation of bowels. One of the common symptoms of this condition is passing dry and hard stools. If the stools have become very hard and dry, it may cause injury to the anus and the rectum. In severe cases, it can also lead to bleeding. The use of natural stool softeners can certainly prove beneficial in case of pregnant women.
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